An overdue notice from the library hit my inbox last week, but before I return this book I want to make a note of it here. Upon a friend's recommendation I read Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain by Michele Morano. What a beautiful book. There are some books that are life-changing based on their content, and there are some books that are companions along the journey. Grammar Lessons is the latter. Morano's beautiful precise language, keen insights, and dexterous handling of time transcend the generic travel memoir to create a text I couldn't wait to open each night in those moments of relaxation after a long day.
Here's a sample:
Essays not to miss in this collection are: "In the Subjunctive Mood" and "In Praise of Envy."